Professional Practices and Responsibilities: online training course to prepare commercial endorsement holders
Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR)
The RYA, in association with the MCA, developed the Professional Practices and Responsibilities online training course to prepare Commercial Endorsement holders for the extra responsibilities of being a professional skipper or crew, above those needed for safe leisure boating.
What does the course cover?
The PPR course covers the legal requirements, regulations, guidance and processes for managing the vessel and its crew. The course became a mandatory part of the endorsement application process in April 2012 and is a pre-requisite for anyone applying for their first Commercial Endorsement, and for those renewing their endorsement. The Professional Practices and Responsibilities certificate no longer expires, so once you have completed the course once, you don’t need to re-sit it when it comes to re-validating your Commercial Endorsement.
There are four modules:
- Commercial environment – showing how you fit into the professional maritime world.
- People – explaining the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels.
- Vessel – teaching about the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control and operating procedures.
- Purpose – making sure your vessel is suitable and legal for the work you are carrying out, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness.
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